Ray Mullin Music School

We offer music education for individuals of every age and skill level. Whether you’re planning on pursuing a career in music or just want to have some casual fun learning an instrument, we’ll help you achieve your goals!

At Ray Mullin Music, we provide private instruction for guitar, bass, drums, vocals, piano, ukulele, brass, and woodwind. Our instructors are highly skilled and educated at the college level. We take pride in our diverse group of instructors’ musical styles from Jazz to Classical to Metal. You tell us what your goals are, we’ll put you with an instructor who will accommodate your needs.


Signing up is as easy as a 3 minute phone call. When you call you will be matched with a teacher at a convenient time for you! That will be your reoccurring time slot. Same time and day of the week each week.

The Rate for private lessons is currently $25.00 per half hour lesson. Payments are made monthly for the entirety of that month. A typical month of lessons is $100.00 however some months you’ll get a 5th lesson that particular month. For these months the cost is $125.00 Payments are made out directly to your instructor and must be paid in the form of cash or check made out to your instructor.

Make up Lessons are left to the discretion of your teacher and are not guaranteed. 24hour notice for cancelations is required in order to be eligible for a makeup lesson except in certain unforeseeable situations.

Our Teachers

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Steve Richards – Piano, Vocal, Brass (all), Woodwind (all)

Steven Richards is a 2015 graduate of Rhode Island College, where he obtained his Bachelor of Music in Music Education. Since 2015, he has been teaching in the North Providence School District. In North Providence, Steven teaches general music to grades K-5, recorder to grades 3-5, as well as a before school band program with 4th and 5th graders. Steven is proficient in all instruments, with his primary being the trumpet. Steven is also the brass section leader in the local funk band “Unusual Business”.

Steve Young

Steve Young – Guitar & Bass

Steve Young has a bachelors degree from Berklee College of Music and a master’s degree from The New England Conservatory of Music. Extensive playing experience in the NY/NJ area and throughout New England. Steve, a Veteran himself, assembled a weekly program for Vets of free guitar lessons with free guitars at the Providence VA. He has also put together a program of free guitar lessons along with guitars for children of homeless families. To learn more about Steve go to steveyoungmusic.com.

Ryan Tremblay

Ryan Tremblay – Guitar & Bass

Ryan Tremblay is guitarist who has been playing for over 15 years. Ryan specializes in Jazz, Blues, Country, and Rock guitar. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Jazz Performance at The University of Rhode Island. Ryan graduated from Rhode Island College in 2011 with a degree in Business Management. He has performed at the Newport Jazz festival and plays in multiple bands. Ryan is the lead guitarist of the cover/wedding band “The Lexies”, Lead guitarist of the Indie Pop band “The Deadly Desert” and was the lead guitarist for the 95.5 WBRU Rock Hunt Finalist “The Stilts”. Ryan plans on graduating with his BOM in Jazz Performance in the Spring of 2019. He then plans to pursue his Masters Degree in Music Performance at URI.

Nick Moreira

Nick Moreira – Guitar & Bass

Nick is a Bridgewater State University graduate where he received his degree in Music Education. While at Bridgewater, Nick studied classical performance under Jerome Mouffe and Jazz performance under Vladan Milenkovic. Nick regularly plays at notable venues in the New England area, showing his versatility in a wide variety of genres including rock, blues, country, classical, jazz, funk, metal, musical theater and acoustic. In addition to performing, Nick has experience as a recording engineer, studio musician, arranger, and composer.

As an educator, he has taught students with skills ranging from beginner to advanced. Whether teaching privately, in a school system, or teaching as the co-founder of a non profit to give guitar lessons to at-risk children, Nick has had students of all ages. He is currently attending Gordon College to complete his Masters degree.

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Janet Keegan – Piano

Janet graduated Barrington High School and studied Music and nutrition at the University of Rhode Island. She was a member of former rock band The Dames /BRU.rock hunt winners ’86. Janet has been a piano teacher at Ray Mullins for over ten years.

David Alves – Drums & Piano

David is a multi-instrumentalist with a bachelor’s degree in music from UMASS Dartmouth with over thirty years teaching experience including over twenty years working with special needs children. He has been teaching at Ray Mullin Music since 2001 and offers both drum and piano lessons and has an extensive knowledge of music theory.

David specializes in all styles and excels in helping young school band students achieve success in their music programs such as concert, marching, jazz, pops or district bands. Many of his students have gone on to become successful musicians.

David performs locally as a freelance musician and delights specifically in his role as the orchestra drummer for the Case High School Theatre department.

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Cam Van Marter – Guitar, Uke, Bass

Community College of RI
Cam is a big part of the Ray Mullin Music Family. In addition to teaching guitar lessons, Cam works in the store 5 days a week. He started playing guitar around the age of 13 and took off quickly! He learned to play guitar here at Ray Mullin Music! In High School Cam was the lead Guitarist for a metal band as well as being the leader of the Mt. Hope Classical Guitar ensemble for several years. From there Cam studied Jazz guitar with Jimmy K and Dr. Steve Lajoie. Currently Cam is the head of a local Rock band “Fun house” as well as part of an Acoustic Dou with Fellow Ray Mullin instructor Santana Roberts. He was also the band leader for local Funk, R&B, and Soul music cover band “Unusual Business” for 4 years. “I love it all! I do, blues, jazz, metal, Alt Rock, it’s all good!”


Santana Roberts – Vocal

Santana Roberts has independently studied voice and vocal performance for over 15 years. She has developed her own jazzy pop style through years of performing around New England since 2017. She’s performed at The Needle & Thread, The George, The Dorrance, The Parlour, Al’s Waterfront and more! She sings as lead female vocalist for K2 Boston Wedding Band, Awarded The Knot Best In Weddings 2021. Santana released her first EP “Higher” now available everywhere you can buy music. She also sings The National Anthem at Providence College events and fundraising events such as The Tour de Patrick 5K & The Gatsby Committee. In addition to this Santana is part of an Acoustic Dou with Fellow Ray Mullin instructor Cam Van Marter! Santana has been teaching private voice lessons for 2 years focusing on vocal health & sustainability. Each lesson is tailored to the individual and what they want to achieve. Her goal is to provide musical insight, vocal techniques and knowledge to aspiring people of all ages who also share the love for music and the arts.